United Arab Emirates vs Afghanistan: Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Match Prediction, 3rd T20I

Rahmanullah Gurbaz - Afghanistan

Match Preview

United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan are going to battle it out in the series decider today at Abu Dhabi.

Both teams have won a match in this series. Afghanistan won the first while UAE won the second T20I.

Interestingly, the second T20I was bit of a one-sided affair with Afghanistan managing only 137 runs in the first innings.

On the other hand, this made things easier for the UAE who comfortably chased down the target with 10 balls left and nine wickets to spare.

For the UAE, Muhammad Waseem was the main batter who contributed to this emphatic win the second T20I.

Furthermore, Afghanistan won the toss in both matches but got success in only one while facing defeat in the other.

Additionally, as all the games have been played at the same venue, thus the visitors have got a fair amount of understanding of the wicket.

Therefore, they will be looking to beat the UAE in the final game and take the series and trophy home.

Additionally, both these teams have some great players in their squad who are proven match-winners. Thus, today’s game will be an exciting one for sure.

Therefore, an exciting contest awaits at Sheikh Zayed Stadium today evening.

Match Details

Match: United Arab Emirates vs Afghanistan, 3rd T20I

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Date: 19th February 2023

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Pitch Report

The pitch at Abu Dhabi is a balanced one for batter and bowlers. Additionally, pacers will find this pitch more suitable than spinners. Furthermore, batters if they settle well on the crease will be able to play their shots more freely. Interestingly, teams at this venue have preferred chasing down totals more than piling up a score as did the UAE in the last game.

Full Squads for United Arab Emirates vs Afghanistan, 3rd T20I

United Arab Emirates

Alishan Sharafu, Ansh Tandon, CP Rizwan, Muhammad Waseem, Aayan Afzal Khan, Basil Hameed, Fahad Nawaz, Rohan Mustafa (c), Sanchit Sharma, Zawar Farid, Vriitya Aravind (wk), Junaid Siddique, Palaniapan Meiyappan, Muhammad Jawad Ullah, Akif Raja, Zahoor Khan


Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Sediqullah Atal, Azmatullah Omarzai, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Rahmat Shah, Shahidullah, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Afsar Zazai (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Abdul Rahman, Bilal Sami, Fareed Ahmed, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Nangeyalia Kharote, Naveen-ul-Haq, Nijat Masood, Noor Ahmad, Rashid Khan (c), Zahir Khan

Probable Playing XI for United Arab Emirates vs Afghanistan, 3rd T20I

United Arab Emirates

Alishan Sharafu, CP Rizwan (c), Muhammad Waseem, Rohan Mustafa, Zawar Farid, Basil Hameed, Vriitya Aravind (wk), Zahoor Khan, Junaid Siddique, Aayan Afzal Khan, Akif Raja


Najibullah Zadran, Ibrahim Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Karim Janat, Azmatullah Omarzai, Afsar Zazai (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rashid Khan (c), Naveen-ul-Haq, Farid Malik, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Probable Winner

From the team combinations, we can say that Afghanistan are favourites to win this series.

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